Metadata is a library for class/method/property metadata management in PHP
This library provides some commonly needed base classes for managing metadata for classes, methods and properties. The metadata can come from many different sources (annotations, YAML/XML/PHP configuration files).
The metadata classes are used to abstract away that source and provide a common interface for all of them.
The library provides three classes that you can extend to add your application specific properties, and flags: ClassMetadata, MethodMetadata, and PropertyMetadata
After you have added, your properties in sub-classes, you also need to add DriverInterface implementations which know how to populate these classes from the different metadata sources.
Finally, you can use the MetadataFactory to retrieve the metadata:
<?php use Metadata\MetadataFactory; use Metadata\Driver\DriverChain; $driver = new DriverChain(array( /** Annotation, YAML, XML, PHP, ... drivers */ )); $factory = new MetadataFactory($driver); $metadata = $factory->getMetadataForClass('MyNamespace\MyObject');